Turmeric is a popular spice of Indian Cuisine and we normally use it in powder form almost in all the recipes. In this time of the year, we do use fresh root in our kitchen. The fragrance of the fresh raw turmeric is very different than the powder. If you haven’t tried fresh turmeric root yet, this recipe is a delicious and refreshing way to get a taste of its earthy, sweet flavour of fresh produce.
Our ancestors had a really nice way to taking care of their health . According to the season, and depending on the local produce, they used to make and consume all the goodness of the nature in a natural way. This recipe is one of them and it is one of the age-old recipes which I learnt from my atte .
How it is made-
Fresh Turmeric rhizome – 2 pieces
Coconut – ½ cup
Coriander – 1 table sp
Urad dal – 1 tsp
White sesame seed – ½ tsp
Red chilli – 3
Tamarind – 1 tsp
Jaggery – 2 table sp
Coconut oil – 2 tablespoons
-Clean the turmeric rhizome, grate and keep it ready.
-To prepare masala: Fry coriander, urad dal, red chilli and sesame seed in little oil. Grind this with coconut, into smooth paste.
-Now take one tawa, pour oil, fry grated turmeric, add tamarind water, salt, jaggery and cook .
-When turmeric changes its colour, add ground masala. Check for the salt and jaggery.
-Boil this nicely, serve with Hot rice and ghee. It is indeed pure bliss and oodles of goodness for your body.